About artist Salomé de cambra - written by Joyce Asper, Agora-Gallery, Chelsea(NYC)
Spanish artist Salome de Cambra paints in a range of materials. Her abstract canvases are so thickly layered that they are practically bas-relief sculptures, yet she is also capable of creating delightful Neo-Figurative landscape paintings. Amidst this varied imagery and set of materials, the Barcelona-based painter remains consistent in her sources of inspiration and her goal: to portray environments marked by human activity that convey a mood or emotion. This applies equally to her oil compositions of skiers slicing down soft, powdery slopes resplendent with wintry sunlight, and her mixed media topographical images of conflict-riddled countries’ landscapes portrayed from above as if via satellite.
The self-taught artist’s startling versatility allows her to portray scenes that can be tranquil and solitary, or charged with gripping visual stimulants. Her ability to convey evocatively the forms and textures of settings as disparate as the sea floor, snow-covered mountains and arid deserts makes for uniquely transporting artworks. This sensitivity to settings and their surfaces, and an eye for engaging compositions, make viewers eager to explore her finely painted landscapes. …Read More